It should come as no surprise to any of us by now that President Donald Trump’s administration cares about LGBTQ Americans about as much as he cares about…well…insert whatever minority social group he’s belittled over the past couple years. In February, he reversed President Obama’s directive requiring schools to allow transgender students to use restrooms that conform to […]
During the last year or so, there has been a lot of news involving around transgender people using the bathroom. North Carolina and other states have passed, or are trying to pass laws forcing transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds to their birth gender, not their gender identity now. However, polls show that the […]
The Pearland Independent School District recently denied Kimberly Shappley’s request to allow her five year old transgender daughter Kai from using the girls’ bathroom. Instead of preaching compassion, the Texas public school district is arguing that transgender students must use the bathroom which corresponds to the sex labeled on their birth certificate. When Shappley approached the […]
This year’s Democratic National Convention was historic, for obvious reasons. If you didn’t get a chance to watch it, or you missed the highlights, we’ve compiled them here for you. Here are the best moments from a Democratic National Convention that made history. 1. When this young disability rights advocate stole the show Anastasia Somoza has […]
The House of Representatives in Massachusetts voted to move forward on a bill that eliminates the legal concept of biological sex, which will be replaced with gender identity. The “Gender Identity Public Accommodations Bill,” or H.4343, will help push for transgender anti-discrimination laws. They will accomplish this goal in three parts. First, they will replace the […]
Conservative Judaism just got a whole lot more inclusive thanks to a resolution by the Conservative Rabbinical Assembly. Conservative Judaism is not as strict as the Orthodox movement but is more conservative than the Reform movement. So this stance on behalf of transgenders is a big deal. The rabbis’ resolution is unequivocal and wide-ranging: “Be […]
When Barack Obama was first elected, he said that he supported civil unions over gay marriage. He has changed his mind since that announcement. He says his daughters really helped change his viewpoint, and it wasn’t until 2012 that he changed his mind about the issue. I think that is great. Politicians are people, too; […]
Oh, goodie. Caitlyn Jenner is at it again. She is not backing down in her unwavering support of the GOP’s “traditional values.” She has been against marriage equality until very recently (and even now, she is probably still secretly against it). With the race to the ballot in November, she is now weighing in on […]
A bulletin board which promoted transgender equality was abruptly pulled from a Michigan high school when Christian parents posted a complaint on Facebook. The Gay Straight Alliance posted the notice at the high school in Marshall, Michigan, as a way of celebrating Transgender Equality Day. The school originally said it requested the bulletin board be […]
Newly released audio now shows that councilwoman Elisa Chan also targeted a transgender former city council member with her hate speech.
As the visible presence of transgender people in society continues to increase, we probably shouldn’t be overly surprised that young transpeople will also become more visible.? Yet, it’s apparently a shock to some that transgender children even exist, much less that they actually have needs.? In a welcome turn of events, it now appears that […]
We, the LG in LGBT, are miles ahead of the rest of our acronym, particularly the T.